Attitudes of our Students and the Wider Community
As a school, we recognise the importance of knowledge, skills and concepts in contributing toward our students being the best they can be. Personal attitudes are developed through the influence of home, friends and school. The attitudes we display toward other people, toward the environment, toward learning, all influence the overall wellbeing of each student. We as a school desire our students, and indeed the wider community, to display appropriate attitudes both from a biblical standpoint and one where we acknowledge that our attitudes directly impact on others and the world.
We are aiming through the introduction of the PYP to develop students, (and community members) who can show:
Appreciation: Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
Commitment: Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and commitment.
Confidence: Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
Cooperation: Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands.
Creativity: Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.
Curiosity: Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
Empathy: Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
Enthusiasm: Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
Independence: Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgements.
Integrity: Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
Tolerance: Being sensitive about the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.These are all great attitudes to be displaying and considering as part of the learning journey.